Having subdued the Goths, warrior Titus Andronicus returns to Rome to bury his sons, with Gothic Queen Tamora and her retinue as captives. The newly-dead Roman Emperor's two sons, Saturninus and Bassianus, are competing for their father's title. According to Roman custom, Titus sacrifices Tamora's eldest son to the Gods; having the deciding vote, he also chooses Saturninus as Emperor. Both acts have tragic consequences.
Peter Brynmor Roberts
29 June 1985 (USA)
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Also Known As:
The Complete Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: Titus Andronicus
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Aspect Ratio: 1.33 : 1
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All the body parts seen throughout were based upon real autopsy photographs, and were authenticated by the Royal College of Surgeons. See more
Young Lucius wears glasses throughout the film but these were not invented until the Middle Ages. However, the film is not set in any specific time period. There are indications of an ancient Roman setting, but also of an Elizabethan setting. This was purposely done by the filmmakers, so Lucius wearing glasses is not necessarily an anachronism. See more